from Expert Zone:

Chinese general warns India even as Antony visits Beijing

By C. Uday Bhaskar
July 5, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

India’s Defence Minister A. K. Antony is in Beijing on an official visit and a provocative curtain-raiser was provided by a retired major general of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) who cautioned India not to “provoke new problems and increase military deployments at the border area and stir up new trouble.”

from FaithWorld:

Malaysia’s Young Imam reality TV show widens reach to Southeast Asia

April 19, 2011

(Finalists of Malaysia's paid TV programme "Young Imam, Season 2" pose after its live telecast in Kuala Lumpur April 18, 2011. The finalists are, from left; Najdi, Azlan, Mujahid, Amar, Fakhrul, Nazrul, Hassan, Fadli, Fatah and Ali. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad )

(Finalists of Malaysia's paid TV programme "Young Imam, Season 2" pose after its live telecast in Kuala Lumpur April 18, 2011/Bazuki Muhammad )

from Reuters Investigates:

The fresh Prince of Brunei

November 4, 2010

BRUNEI/By Mark Hosenball

The veins of Prince Jefri of Brunei may course with Royal blood and, though depleted by years of lawsuits, his bank accounts probably still hold enough riches to fund an imperial lifestyle. But the brother of the Sultan of Brunei didn’t get much respect from British High Court Judge Sir Peter Smith when, two years ago, Jefri failed to appear in court for a scheduled cross-examination on his tangled legal and financial affairs. (For a special report on Prince Jefri's legal battles, click here. )

from Andrew Marshall:

Asia: Risks to watch this week

By Thomson Reuters Helpdesk
August 8, 2010

PAKISTAN/

For my regular weekly roundup of key risks to watch in Asia, click here

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

France draws up tax blacklist, to apply sanctions

February 16, 2010

PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) - France has drawn up a list of 18 countries accused of failing to cooperate on tax issues, and will slap punitive taxes on certain financial transactions involving them, an official document showed on Tuesday.